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antiseptic

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæn.tiˈsep.tɪk/ us    /-t̬i-/
a chemical used for preventing infection in an injury, especially by killing bacteria: Antiseptic is used to sterilize the skin before giving an injection. Many of the ingredients for antiseptics come from the rainforests.

antiseptic

adjective uk   /ˌæn.tiˈsep.tɪk/ us    /-t̬i-/
completely free from infection: In the 1870s and 1880s, doctors began to follow the principles of antiseptic surgery. disapproving too clean and showing no imagination and character: There's an antiseptic feeling to the new town centre, with its covered shopping mall.
Translations of “antiseptic”
in Korean 소독제…
in Arabic مُطَهِّر…
in French antiseptique…
in Turkish enfeksiyon önleyici madde, antiseptik…
in Italian antisettico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 防腐劑, (尤指)殺菌劑,消毒劑…
in Russian антисептик…
in Polish środek odkażający…
in Spanish antiséptico…
in Portuguese antisséptico…
in German antiseptisch…
in Catalan antisèptic…
in Japanese 消毒薬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 防腐剂, (尤指)杀菌剂,消毒剂…
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